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Mattermark Daily – Monday, April 20th, 2015

From the Investors

Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures highlights the Q4 MoneyTree report and believes the top end of the market is ‘kind of like the entire economy’ in “The Rich Get Richer

Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures lays out the differences between the ‘Traditional Model’ and “Flywheel Model’ of SaaS customer acquisition in “The Innovator’s Solution for SaaS Startups – the Flywheel SaaS Company

Brad Feld of Foundry Group says, ‘the notion that the Silicon Valley way [of building a startup] is the only way, is a dangerous one’ in “The Religion of Silicon Valley

Katie Bolin of Spark Capital asks seven questions she thinks are good startup conversation starters in “7 Tech Debate Questions

Angel Investor Jason Calacanis outlines the value he says founders get out of frequent investor updates and the red flag investors should be aware of in “Why Investor Updates Are Really, Really Important

Nick Chirls of Notation Capital explains how management, fund admin, and carry fees work for VC funds and details Notation Capital’s expected costs in “A Million Dollars in Fees?!?!

Bryce Roberts of O’Reilley AlphaTech Ventures expands on Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures’ post about ‘lifestyle’ companies with his own thoughts on independent businesses in “Drafting a Declaration of Independents

From the Operators

Josh Anon of Visioneer Studios admits failure and provides – in detail – a recap of his rollercoaster journey trying to get his company off the ground in “How to Fail at Raising Money Amidst a Bubble

Bhavin Parikh of Magoosh advises founders to understand VC economics and expectations before fundraising and shares why he chose ‘a more controlled growth path’ in “What Founders Should Know Before They Raise VC and Why We Chose Not To

Karen Roter Davis of Urban Engines guides founders with her framework to build a company culture ‘with a deliberate mix of strategy, tactics, and execution’ in “Creating Your Minimum Viable Company Culture

Mike Smith of VentureFuel compiles his list of resources, terms, and strategies he wishes he knew before starting his business vs. learning ‘the hard way’ in “Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting A Business

Sam DeBrule of Mattermark breaks down the tactics he would use to connect with growing startups looking for office space in “How to Find and Close Startups That Need Office Space

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